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Beryllium Products

Early image from James Webb Space Telescope Beryllium Mirrors

Enabling Technologies that enhance our lives

For decades, Materion's beryllium products have enabled remarkable technological advancements in a wide range of industries and applications. From connectors that improve the safety of our automobiles to X-ray windows that enhance the clarity of medical images and telescopes that reveal the farthest reaches of our universe, beryllium products have played a critical role.

As a leading global supplier of beryllium products, we work closely with our customers to explore the ways that beryllium can enhance our lives   –   and even take seemingly impossible designs from concept to completion. 


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Beryllium products provide unrivaled performance and reliability in extreme operating environments in aerospace and defense, medical, nuclear energy and space applications. And the demand for beryllium for emerging technologies continues to grow.

Our team of engineers will provide you with expert insights into the benefits, custom engineering, design options and safe handling of genuine beryllium. Beryllium delivers a range of benefits to each application.


  • High stiffness and low density
  • Lighter weight and higher thermal conductivity than aluminum
  • Reliable performance in cryogenic environments
  • Tolerance in high temperature applications
  • Non-magnetic
  • High neutron reflectivity and low neutron absorption
  • Hardens and strengthens other metals when used in alloys
  • High melting point
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Featured Market: Space

Our beryllium products have helped advance space programs since the launch of the first Mercury spacecraft. We are proud to continue building on our legacy in space and to provide materials solutions to ensure future missions achieve goals that once seemed out of reach. 


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